Thai Basil-Mint Pesto

Thai Basil-Mint Pesto

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Give your traditional Italian pesto sauce an Asian twist with the addition of Thai flavors.


  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup Thai basil
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper


  1. Place the nuts and the garlic in a food processor and pulse until chopped, then add the curry paste, fish sauce and lime juice and pulse to combine.
  2. Put the basil, cilantro and mint into the processor and pulse until the mixture acquires a paste-like consistency.
  3. With the motor running, pour the olive oil down the flute of the processor. Mix until emulsified.
  4. Season the pesto to taste with some salt and pepper.


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